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temperatures. brittney? bitter cold conditions starting off this friday. heading into the afternoon, not much better with temperatures staying 25 degrees below average. won't push out of the mid-20s. there's a live look outside as we'll see plenty of sunshine today to help us out, but the windchill this morning feels like minus 14 in point smoke know mount pocano. the actual temperatures are 13 degrees in philly. 11 in northeast philly. 10 degrees in trenton. it's 12 degrees in atlantic city. and 11 degrees in dover. as we head into the rest of your morning, you will see temperatures by noon reaching 22 degrees. 18 in the pocanos. 20 in allentown. and then we stay pretty much in the 20s, which will lead us to a bitter cold start once again for your weekend. although temperatures will continue to warm as we head into the weekend and into next week. we have 50s back in your seven-day forecast. i'll go over the details on that in a bit, but for now we'll go
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to first alert traffic reporter katy zachry. good morning. good morning, brittney. it's bitter cold out there. there's a reason why hundreds of schools are canceled this morning because the roads, a lot of the secondary and neighborhood roads are really not in great shape. so you could be waking up to something a little different, but for the most part you're going to be waking up to something like this. this is a live look at torresdale avenue where there's a lot of snow pack on the road. that's an example of the northeast philadelphia conditions. this is 76 at spring garden. a very different story here. completely clear of any snow and ice. on this stretch, at least, of 76. and then moving to 476 right at ridge pike you can see a lot of snow is in the median and the shoulder. but for the most part the ridge looks good. taking a look at the drive times on the 42 freeway, this is between route 55 and the walt whitman bridge. it will take you five minutes. when i see you in a bit, we'll talk about the conditions on the area bridges. thank you.
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there's a lot of work to be done. cleanup and snow around our region. nbc 10 at 15th and market in center city, philadelphia overnight we found the city using bulldozer to remove snow and clear the streets. with city streets closed there should be less traffic to contend with and they can get more of the snow out of the streets. this is underway in neighborhood after neighborhood. nbc 10's monique braxton is live in mayfair. what is it like where you are, monique? >> reporter: hi, tracy. if you're heading back to work this morning after the snowstorm that we had yesterday the first thing you've got to do is dig out your car if you didn't venture out yesterday. i checked two or three cars down from us now, this suv is trying to get out of the parking space and her back tire is spinning. that is the first thing you've got to do dig out your tires. you also have to come over and clear off your windshield. and i can let you know that this snow is moving with ease, so that shouldn't take too long. very smart of this car here to leave the windshield wipers up
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so they wouldn't be frozen onto the windshield. and then once you dig your car out and after you stop spinning with the tires, you can see them still rocking to try to get out of the spot. then you've got to drive down to the corner. on the way to the corner you're going to see a lot of ice packed under the snow that has been plowed. if you're one of the lucky ones and have a street that has been plowed. we'll walk up to the corner, my photographer is following me of course. once you get to the corner you're going to see a mound like this. and this is for the streets that have been plowed. of course the snow has been pushed to the side. you have to navigate around mound upon mound. we have seen that all over this part of mayfair. so it will be a tricky morning. be very careful. give yourself 15 to 30 extra minutes just to get out of your neighborhood. live from mayfair, monique braxton, "nbc 10 news."
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thank you. you can count on the nbc 10 to track the near record cold and the icy conditions. the free download is in the app store. now to the death of a philadelphia hero. the city is grieving officer robert wilson iii this morning gunned down during an attempted robbery yesterday. police arrested two people in connection with the death. officer wilson is understandably being mourned today. the flag is at half-staff at the 22nd precinct. and we saw a silent procession to begin at temple university where the officer died. skyforce 10 gave you an aerial view of officers and area professionals saluting the sacrifice of a fallen comrade. matt delucia is live at the scene of the deadly shooting. what is happening there now and what can we expect later today? >> reporter: now it's been just
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over 12 hours to see this happen. the philadelphia police have been out here at the scene since that officer down call was made just about 4:45 yesterday afternoon. i'm going to step out of the way so you can see the set up out here with the police tape around this gamestop store. now last night around 9:00 we saw detectives going into a church just across the way here. we noticed several cameras on the outside of that church. we also know that the store where this robbery shooting happened also has surveillance cameras. police tell us officer robert wilson iii was on duty and in full uniform when he stopped into the gamestop here at 22nd and lehigh. after he was inside two men went inside to announce an armed robbery. it is not clear when they knew the officer was in there or when the gunfire was engaged. but some officers out here saw
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the whole thing. >> my assistant manager ran to the door. and she saw the cop out there shooting. whoever was in gamestop was shooting out. and he was shooting in and running across the lot. >> reporter: police tell us officer wilson's partner rushed in and exchanged fire with the men as well. one of the suspects was injured by a gunshot but it's not clear which officer hit him. but the other man tried to blend in with the nearby crowd outside before responding officers noticed him and took him into custody. as we take a live look here police are not letting anyone near this gamestop store for the moment. and officer wilson leaves behind two young children ages 1 and 9. for now we are live in north philadelphia, matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." count on nbc 10 for complete coverage throughout the morning. at 5:15, we're looking at the last philadelphia police officer to be murdered and something significant is happening today in that case.
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at 5:30 we have uncovered more on the life of officer robert wilson and the two men accused of killing him. and at 5:45 the use of body cameras. something officer wilson was pushing for to keep his community and other officers safe. happening today, we'll learn what is in the justice department's report on the philadelphia police department's use of deadly force. the report shows a joint and federal study on shootings in the city to include policies training and track tickactics. mayor nutter and police commissioner ramsey will comment on it later this morning. and crews responded to an electrical fire at a church in the taconey section of philadelphia. officials say a lighting system for a cross outside malfunctioned. and philadelphia mayor michael nutter introduced the final budget plan of his time in office. the mayor called for a 9.3% hike
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in property taxes to help fund city schools. just last month the district asked for an additional $103 million from the city. >> let me say very clearly, i don't want to raise your taxes. but i do want to educate our children. >> in the proposed budget the average residential tax bill will increase by about $100. nutter called the plan quote, the only path to long-term financial stability for public education. good morning. we are tracking record-breaking cold in wilmington. we did break the record there. and icy conditions. we'll watch to see if we break the record or tie it in philadelphia. but dryer and warmer conditions on the way for us heading into the weekend. so it will take us a while before we warm up. but conditions right now in northeast philly at 11 degrees.
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13 in philadelphia. the record low is 10 degrees. so we are dealing with near record cold conditions. chester springs at 9 degrees. 11 in washington township. 2 degrees in the pocanos. 5 in allentown. 7 in quakertown. 3 in coatsville. we are at 11 degrees in millville. 13 in woodvine. temperatures at the atlantic city airport are at 12 degrees. and we're seeing wind speeds moving, so we are dealing with a windchill right now at minus 14 in the pocanos. 5 in allentown. zero in philadelphia. it feels like minus 3 in wilmington. minus 4 in dover. so bitter cold conditions to kickoff your friday. we'll see a bitter cold start to your saturday as well. but we are seeing quiet conditions on the radar. a big difference from this time yesterday. for today, we'll warm into the 20s. 25 degrees. so bitter cold conditions last through the afternoon. by saturday, we stay dry. a few more clouds move in. we're back into the 30s. then you really notice the difference heading into sunday. milder conditions with temperatures in the 40s. closer to the average this time
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of the year, i'll have the full seven-day forecast coming up. many neighborhoods will tackle the job of cleaning up snow from yesterday's storm. there's work to be done in mantioch for sure. they will remove snow and ice from the side streets but rows of parked cars are buried in the snow, which is why we are talking about school closings today. and we just got word the state offices in delaware are on a two-hour delay. >> if you didn't dig the car out last night, it's going to take you a while. we saw katy zachry or monique braxton in the live shot people are going to face that problem in neighborhoods this morning. yes, you have to use your muscles this morning. because it was hard yesterday from some of the residual snow and ice we had over the few days before, so yeah. conditions are really varying based on your secondary roads, neighborhood roads and to your majors. so this is a live look right now in new jersey. route 73 in winslow township.
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you can see a lot of snow on the median. and also it's off the roadways. but see the glistening coming up from the roads, that's definitely ice with the temperatures we're having. this is a live look at route 70 in cherry hill. have u.s. to show you the difference, route 70 is not looking good. on my way to work this morning, most of the neighborhoods and secondary roads look like this. so in going down to the jersey shore in upper township this is a live look at route 9 where it is snow covered on this stretch. so just keep that in mind headed out this morning. and we are watching some speed restrictions on area bridges, the ben, betsy, the walt. they are all operating at 35 miles an hour because of weather conditions. we are focusing on your ride to work this morning and using every tool at our disposal to give you a clear picture of what you'll face in your morning commute. including stormforce 10 with a live look here. snow covered streets on 59th street in west philadelphia. the icy commute is one of two big stories we are following
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this morning. the other one is a philadelphia police officer killed in the line of duty. officer robert wilson iii was shot after interrupting a robbery. next at 5:00 a look back at the last deadly police shooting in philadelphia.
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it is 5:15.
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stormforce 10 is out checking conditions right now in west philadelphia. the city of reading is giving residents a break for not shoveling sidewalks. reading officials say they can't hold citizens accountable if their crews can't keep up with the snow removal. and they can't right now. freezing rain and ice made clearing snow harder than usual. so for now you won't get a ticket in reading for not meeting the requirement to shovel sidewalks and around fire hydrants. in philadelphia the weather may be to blame for an apartment building collapse in west kensington. the roof and wall of the building tumbled onto north 2nd street. the structure is too dangerous for anyone to be inside. the engineer will decide if it needs to be repaired or demolished. and we'll show you a live look at the nbc 10 first alert weather center where our team is hard at work including brittney. we'll get another check on weather and traffic coming up in two minutes. 5:15. the philadelphia police
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department and the entire community are morning the death of officer robert wilson iii. flags are flying at half-staff at district 22 headquarter where is wilson was assigned. he was shot and killed at a north philadelphia gamestop store during a robbery two. gunmen opened fire hitting wilson and both officers returned fire. they injured one of the suspects. two men are in custody. officer wilson was an eight-year veteran of the police force in philadelphia and leaves behind two children. the last philadelphia police officer to be murdered was officer walker shot and killed during a botched robbery walking home from work back in 2012 in plain clothes. he was walking to a bus stop in north philadelphia on the morning of august 18th. two men tried to rob him. they say they thought he was a student and looked like an easy target. officer walker drew his gun and was shot and killed. the incident was caught on surveillance video. both suspects were arrested. the gunman rafael jones will be
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formally sentenced today. he received a mandatory life sentence without parole and waived his right to a jury trial in exchange for prosecutors not going after the death penalty. his accomplice was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison after testifying against jones. now stay with nbc 10 all morning for continuing coverage of the latest police officer killing in philadelphia. right now we're digging into the suspect suspects. we'll have a live report in 15 minutes. well, today we may see more fish-tailing and more of this sliding, on the roads out there during the morning commute. you definitely want to take it slow. the drivers probably aren't eager to get back on the roads. they had trouble getting to the hill near montgomery county yesterday afternoon. we kept seeing that pattern with a hill of cars lining up there. and this morning before you get out on the roads, you have to get out of your parking space. >> yes that's the tricky thing
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this morning. katy zachry has a look at the major and not so major roads out there this morning. for the not-so-major roads, the driveway can pose a problem this, mo. and getting up the steep hills i had a hard time and my tires have good traction. so what is better than a stationary traffic camera? a moving traffic camera. in west philadelphia we are showing you 57th street. so just some of the very snowy conditions that you're going to wake up to this morning in your neighborhood and on the secondary roads. you can see while there has been an area that has been plowed and crews did a good job, because we did get a lot of snow yesterday, there's a lot of icy and slushy spots. in delaware, this is route 13 and townsend. look how snowy this is in delaware. i'm bringing this up because delaware state offices are on a two-hour delay because of the conditions we're seeing throughout delaware. so what is happening throughout the area?
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well, on mass transit, septa, new jersey transit and patco are operating on a normal schedule. but be forewarned they probably will be running on a delay. even new jersey transit and septa are advising us with a 15-minute delay. because when it gets this cold the lines of the trains can't operate at normal speed or the lines will be damaged. so just keep that in mind if you're waiting out for the trains this morning. you're going to want to bundle up. good morning. we are checking out icy conditions throughout the region. it won't get better today with temperatures staying below freezing and well below average. we are even tracking record cold this morning. and as we head into the afternoon, bitter cold conditions still settling in for us. much warmer by the weekend and definitely into next week. here's a live look outside right now at center city. you can see all the snow still on the ground for philadelphia where we are at 13 degrees. feels like we are at zero degrees with the northerly winds
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at 10 miles per hour. throughout the rest of the region, 5 degrees in allentown. the actual temperature in atlantic city, only 12 degrees. so it's a very very cold start to the morning. and again our temperatures are not going to get that much better as we head into the afternoon. so right now temperatures for reading at 7 degrees. 11 degrees in wilmington. 11 in dover. temperatures in millville at 11 this morning. and closer to stone harbor 16 degrees. we have set three new records for wilmington. the new record is 10 degrees. it was 11. allentown a new record. the old record was 7 degrees. we got down to 5 degrees in reading and tied the record at 7 degrees. needless to say, it's a very very cold day this morning. our feels-like temperature throughout the rest of the region feels like minus 1 in trenton and mount holly. minus 2 in atlantic city. minus 7 in reading. we are going to see cold air settling in over the region. here's what we have heading into saturday. heading into sunday we get a nudge of milder air that will
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continue to head our direction as we push into next week. so it's going to be a slow process, but we are going to start to warm up. and the closer look at the radar, very quiet. we'll see plenty of sunshine today. a few clouds heading into tomorrow, but our future temperatures show heading through 7:00 we are going to push to 12 degrees for philadelphia. 10 in allentown. and single digits in the pox pocanos. a bitter cold night ahead and a bitter start to the weekend but things get better. we spring the clocks ahead on sunday, 46. and then 50s on wednesday and thursday. >> and check the batteries in the smoke alarms as you spring ahead. safety on the runway. a close call during yesterday's rough weather raised new questions on when it is safe for planes to takeoff and land.
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5:24, congratulations, you made it to friday. the bad news you may have to dig your car out of several inches of snow. you can see the streets are like this everywhere. there's a coating of snow even if they were plowed, there's still a layer of snow there and slippery on the neighborhood streets. major routes are looking fine this morning. you'll definitely want to take your time heading to work. schools, we have more than 600
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schools delayed or closing this morning. brittney shipp is back in a moment with a look at a tempting forecast for next week. and then there's this delta airliner's close call at laguardia airport is raising questions on when airports should close their runways because of snow and ice. this is cell phone video from inside the plane yesterday as 140 people on board tried to evacuate. the plane skidded off the runway and came within a few feet from landing in the icy bay. six people had minor injuries. no rule is currently out there leading to what should constitute closing a runway. the ntsb is investigating. good morning. we are seeing record-breaking cold heading into the rest of the morning. then bitter cold conditions will stick around, but it will get better heading into the weekend. i'll have the weekend forecast coming up. and i'm nbc 10's monique
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braxton. a lot of residents are waking up scraping off ice and snow digging out their tires, just to get out to the main and primary roads to head to work. back in a moment. i'm matt delucia live in northeast philadelphia where police remain on the scene where an officer was shot and killed yesterday afternoon. what we are learning about the suspects and the officer coming up right after the break.
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the search for evidence. philadelphia police officers spent the night looking for surveillance video after one of their own was shot and killed. we're live with new information this morning an the investigation and the life of officer robert wilson iii. plus colder and snow covered. look at these roads after several inches of snow. temperatures are setting us up for a cold day. temperatures are in the teens with a it be bitter cold day ahead of us. but we are looking to warm up. welcome to nbc 10 news. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato.
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hundreds of schools are closed or delayed this morning. the full list of closures is at the bottom of the screen. and the nbc 10 app says there are more than 700 schools closed at last check. now to brittney shipp with the first alert forecast. some cities have already set a new record low this morning. record-breaking cold this morning. heading into the afternoon, we'll still be sticking with bitter cold conditions. so as we take a look outside right now, you can see clear skies. we are going to see plenty of sunshine today, but wilmington reading and allentown all tying or breaking records this morning. and as we push into the afternoon, again, temperatures staying in the mid-20s. so that is more than 25 degrees below average. we're also watching for icy conditions throughout the day. we won't have a chance to warm above freezing. that will happen tomorrow. and we'll see dryer and warmer conditions pushing into the weekend, which is a nice time for a warm up. 13 degrees in philadelphia. 8 degrees in kenneth square. 11 in wilmington.


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